Guy Fawkes Inn

North East England North Yorkshire York

  • From £125 a night
  • 13 Guest Rooms
  • Pub with Rooms

The former home of Guy Fawkes, this historic York townhouse is one of the city's cosiest inns

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The history of York is the history of England, someone once said, and it’s true that you can barely walk a yard without encountering something ridiculously iconic and historic. Take Guy Fawkes – of the failed Gunpowder Plot, the very reason for Bonfire Night – who was born in 1570 in the well-preserved townhouse that is now this cosy inn.

Thirteen en-suite bedrooms, hearty if upscale pub food, and a whole heap of dark-wood-and-beam, lamp-lit character – well, to be fair, you might get that in a few York hostelries, but here you also have genuine history hanging on your coattails. The Minster is literally across the way – you’re going to hear the bells during your stay – and Guy was christened in the church just across the street. Variously sized rooms (a few really rather sumptuous) are scattered throughout the building and across the courtyard; top, front-facing ones have Minster views, including the very splendid rooftop Belfry Suite. The vibe is very definitely ye-olde-worlde inn, though with a rather nice period restaurant and hideaway courtyard seating for those secret, conspiratorial get-togethers.



Open all year.


Double rooms from £125 a night.


Contact Website  01904 623 716  Guy Fawkes Inn, 25 High Petergate, York YO1 7HP

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  • Bar
  • Coffee/Tea Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Restaurant
  • Wifi

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  • Historic

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